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ACP | Articles | Volume 20, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2031–2056, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-2031-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2031–2056, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-2031-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 24 Feb 2020

Research article | 24 Feb 2020

Merging regional and global aerosol optical depth records from major available satellite products

Larisa Sogacheva et al.

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OMI/Aura Near UV Aerosol Optical Depth and Single Scattering Albedo 1-orbit L2 Swath 13x24 km V003 O. O. Torres https://doi.org/10.5067/Aura/OMI/DATA2004

NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of AVHRR Daily and Monthly Aerosol Optical Thickness (AOT) over Global Oceans, Version 3.0 X. Zhao and NOAA CDR Program https://doi.org/10.7289/V5BZ642P

SeaWiFS Deep Blue Aerosol Optical Depth and Angstrom Exponent Monthly Level 3 Data Gridded at 1.0 Degrees V004 N. C. Hsu, A. M. Sayer, M.-J. Jeong, and C. Bettenhausen https://doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/SWDB/DATA304

MODIS Atmosphere L3 Monthly Product (08_L3) S. Platnick, P. Hubanks, K. Meyer, and M. D. King https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD08_M3.061

MODIS Atmosphere L3 Monthly Product (08_L3) S. Platnick, P. Hubanks, K. Meyer, and M. D. King https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MYD08_M3.061

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The typical lifetime of a single satellite platform is on the order of 5–15 years; thus, for climate studies the usage of multiple satellite sensors should be considered. Here we introduce and evaluate a monthly AOD merged product and AOD global and regional time series for the period 1995–2017 created from 12 individual satellite AOD products, which provide a long-term perspective on AOD changes over different regions of the globe.
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